Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Jennifer LeClaire
It doesn't take a prophet to see the shaking. The Dow is volatile, with U.S. stocks rebounding after a punishing spurt even as China's market continuing to slide.
With Asia's richest man losing $3.6 billion in China's Black Monday, some financial advisers are telling clients to get everything but operating cash out of the bank and exit the stock market before it's too late.
I'm praying against a widespread panic, as many voices—some responsible and some irresponsible—are trumpeting the end of the world as we know it in September. Even if the worst happens, panic is not the answer. Our hope and our trust are in God and God alone, not in man and mammon.
Jonathan Cahn, author of The Harbinger and The Mystery of the Shemitah, has said (and continues saying) he believes we're standing at a critical time. He's not the only one. Many others in many different streams—including Franklin Graham, Rodney Howard-Browne and Rick Joyner—are echoing this statement.
"America is racing toward judgment," Cahn says. "Not one but multiple factors are converging."
Indeed, America long ago reached a tipping point. Our economy is on artificial life support. Economies in Europe are crashing. Economies in Asia are sliding. And it's not just fiscal issues raging. Our government is sanctioning sexual immorality and the secular media is ignoring shameless exploits of fetal harvesters like Planned Parenthood.
What shall we do? Despite Cahn's strong and repeated warnings, he is not without hope. That's one of the differences between him and all the doom and gloom prophets who don't make room for the sovereignty or the mercy of God.
"I am led to call for a period of prayer, repentance and intercession for America, to end on Sept. 23, Yom Kippur," Cahn says. "It is crucial the people of God come before Him now on the foundation of 2 Chronicles 7:14: 'If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear from heaven, I will forgive their sin, and I will heal their land.'"
As I've said before, I believe God's discipline is on this nation and I believe it will get worse before it gets better. But I also believe God is bringing a Third Great Awakening to the land. I believe the latter rain is coming. I interviewed many men and women of God in my book The Next Great Move of God: An Appeal to Heaven for Spiritual Awakening who believe the same things.
I'm believing for a supernatural outpouring of the Holy Spirit. I'm believing for the wells of the Voice of Healing movement to be uncapped and for even mightier miracles to flow. I am believing for transforming revival to heal the land. Most importantly, I am believing for a great harvest of souls. I'll be ministering in Manchester, Kentucky, this weekend where God did all of this and more. It can happen in America.
Sid Roth, the host of It's Supernatural, seems to be sensing the same thing. He tells Charisma News there is great truth revealed in the Shemitah message about coming economic chaos. But God has just given him eyes for the impending great awakening.
"I believe that even though there will be challenges in America, the great awakening will trump the economic problems. I see the greatest creative miracles in history taking place," Roth says. "I see hospitals where people with missing limbs suddenly grow new limbs, and the miracles being reported on the evening news. I see college football stadiums jam-packed with worshipping Christians. I see God taking care of His people supernaturally. I see Jesus coming back soon!"